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Mi
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What do you do with your money

I will be traveling to Cancun in May. I am wondering what does everyone do with their cash when going thru Customs and immigration. Normally I would have it in my purse but if we are selected to be searched, what is the likely hood that some cash might be removed. Has anyone had anything stolen from the searches.

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1. Re: What do you do with your money

Never had anything stolen during customs or immigration, just from my checked luggage years ago some fake jewerly was taken.

I give half to my husband and I put half in my bag and we have no problems at all

Houston, Texas
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2. Re: What do you do with your money

<what is the likely hood that some cash might be removed.>

Zero. I keep mine in my pockets.

Pasadena, California
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3. Re: What do you do with your money

I am going to cancun in may also , i can meet you at the airport and carry your money for you since i have never had a problem ..............................heee heee.

Page, Arizona
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4. Re: What do you do with your money

We had the red light in January and were searched. Nobody opened our wallets or acted like they were interested in anything we had. You will be fine :)

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5. Re: What do you do with your money

quote: We had the red light in January and were searched

Your luggage is search, not the person

Travel money belts are very common

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When they search your bag you are standing right there with them watching. And when they are done they will show you their hands showing they have not taken anything. We split up our cash. I have some in my purse, husband has some on him, and we keep most of our tipping money (a bunch of 1's) in a suitcase, usually a carry on since that is with us at all times, or its in my purse.

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7. Re: What do you do with your money

Leave it in your pocket. or purse.

Edited: 18 February 2014, 17:45
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8. Re: What do you do with your money

Mines in my pocket.

Fort Worth, Texas
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"searched, what is the likely hood that some cash might be removed. Has anyone had anything stolen from the searches"

Your items are searched right in front of you. That's if they search your luggage and or purse, bags etc... There is no opportunity for someone to take it.

Mi
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10. Re: What do you do with your money

Thanks everyone for your replies, but I do know someone that had money lifted from their purse. It was not in Mexico but in the Dominican Republic.